House of Commons debates

Monday, 24 July 1922

  • Preamble

    The House met at a Quarter before Three of the Clock, Mr. SPEAKER in the Chair

  • Private Business.

    Durham County Water Board Bill,

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Safeguarding of Industries Act.

    • Part Ii Orders.

      11 speeches

      1. asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, before the House rises, he intends to propose in Parliament Orders under Part II of the Safeguarding of Industries Act, in every case which...

    • Glassware.

      10 speeches

      7. asked the President of the Board of Trade whether it was necessary for the Committee considering the application for the imposition of a duty on imported opal glass shades to be satisfied that...

      Dumping (Complants).

      2 speeches

      8. asked the President of the Board of Trade how many complaints under Part II of the Safeguarding of Industries Act he has received since 1st October last, which allege that goods are being...

      Silk Goods.

      2 speeches

      11. asked the President of the Board of Trade if he has agreed to receive a deputation on behalf of the silk trade applying for a duty of 33⅓ per cent. upon imported silks; and, if so,...

      Hollow-Ware.

      8 speeches

      13. asked the President of the Board of Trade on what grounds he has satisfied himself that there is unemployment in the decorating of domestic enamelled hollow-ware seeing that he proposes to...

      New Industries.

      7 speeches

      20. asked the President of the Board of Trade if he can give any information as to the number of new industries or new factories, or additional employment in the various industries in the trades...

      Snap Fasteners.

      2 speeches

      21. asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he has yet received a Report from the Committee appointed by him to investigate a complaint with regard to the import of snap fasteners from...

      Fabric Gloves.

      3 speeches

      23. asked the President of the Board of Trade if he has received the Report from his Advisory Committee concerning the effect which a duty on manufactured gloves would he likely to have upon the...

      Sodium Hyposulphite.

      2 speeches

      Dr. MURRAY: 47. asked the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been drawn to the remarks of the Lord Chancellor's Referee, in giving judgment in the sodium hyposulphite case,...

      Scheduled Articles.

      4 speeches

      Dr. MURRAY: 48. asked the President of the Board of Trade the number of articles that have been deleted from the list of duty-payable articles, under the Safeguarding of Industries Act published...

      Port Dues, Germany.

      2 speeches

      4. asked the President of the Board of Trade whether British ships are allowed to enter all German ports on the same terms as German ships, or if there is any preference given on dues and charges...

      German Ships in British Ports.

      2 speeches

      5. asked the, President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been called to the statement that German passenger liners are going to call at Southampton for passengers and goods;...

      Rhine Canal Commission.

      2 speeches

      6. asked the President of the Board of Trade whether any further progress has been made with the construction of the canal on the Rhine between Bale and Mannheim; whether British representation...

      German Currency.

      4 speeches

      24. asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is prepared to bring up to date the Memorandum drawn up by the Board of Trade on German currency; and, if so, when copies will be available?

      Milk Exporters (Licence Fee).

      3 speeches

      25. asked the Prime Minister if the Cabinet has had under consideration the decision of the House of Lords that the licence fee of 2d. per gallon imposed upon the milk exporters of Somerset,...

      Honours Lists.

      18 speeches

      27. asked the Prime Minister whether the Royal Commission on Honours will be empowered to take evidence on oath and send for persons, papers and records?

      Greece and Turkey.

      5 speeches

      35. asked the Prime Minister whether it is proposed to hold an international conference to deal with the Graeco-Turkish question and the Treaty of Sevres; and, if so, when and where?

      Lunacy (Visiting Committees) Bill.

      2 speeches

      46. asked the Lord Privy Seal whether, in view of the fact that county councils cannot co-opt persons outside their body on visiting com- mittees of their lunatic asylums, and that about 50 per...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Education.

    • Training Colleges (Unplaced Students).

      4 speeches

      51. asked the President of the Board of Education if he is aware that from 18 of the principal training colleges in England and Wales 808 students are leaving at the end of July and that out of...

    • Infants' Classes (Untrained Teachers).

      8 speeches

      Mr. MALONE: 52. asked the President of the Board of Education whether he is aware that the London County Council, at the suggestion of the Board of Education, is proceeding to engage for the...

      Teachers' Superannuation.

      6 speeches

      53. asked the President of the Board of Education why a teacher who is employed in a grant-aided school is precluded from counting, for the purpose of superannuation, previous service in one of...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — League of Nations.

    • Monthly Bulletin of Statistics.

      2 speeches

      34. asked the Prime Minister whether he can arrange for the "Monthly Bulletin of Statistics "published by the Secretariat of the League of Nations to be made available by purchase through the...

    • British Delegation.

      3 speeches

      Dr. MURRAY: 40. asked the Prime Minister whether it is the intention of His Majesty's Government to announce at an early date the name of that principal representative of the British Government...

      British Warships, South America.

      2 speeches

      36. asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the presence in this country of the President of the Argentine Republic, he will consider whether arrangements can be made for H.M.S. "Hood" and...

      Poison Gas.

      2 speeches

      Mr. MALONE: 41. asked the Prime Minister whether the Government have received information to the effect that the War Department at Washington has ordered the discontinuance of the manufacture of...

      Paraguay.

      2 speeches

      61. asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he has any information to give this House about. the revolution in Paraguay; is he in communication with His Majesty's Consul-General...

      Russian Property (Great Britain).

      7 speeches

      62. asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he is aware that., following on the judgment of the Court of Appeal in the case of White, Child, and Beney, Limited, v. the...

      China (Boxer Indemnity).

      4 speeches

      58. asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he will state the amount outstanding of the Boxer Indemnity still unpaid by the Government of China, both as regards the capital sum...

      Cattle (Quarantine).

      2 speeches

      64. asked the Minister of Agriculture the period of quarantine imposed on store cattle imported into certain countries, including among them Canada and Switzerland; and the policy on which the...

      British Cattle (Import Prohibition).

      2 speeches

      65. asked the Minister of Agriculture what countries prohibit the importation of live cattle from Great Britain at the present moment?

      Wheat.

      2 speeches

      66. asked the Minister of Agriculture what information he has in his Department as to the movement now in process of development among the farmers' co-operative societies of Australia, Canada,...

      Motor Lorries and Trailers (Speed Limit).

      4 speeches

      54. asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Transport if his attention has been called to the heavy fines being inflicted on the owners of motor lorries in country districts for...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — India.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Unemployment.

    • Window Cleaners.

      2 speeches

      70. asked the Minister of Labour if he has seen the decision given in the High Court on 7th July in the case of three employés of Messrs. Self-ridge; is he aware that the case was referred...

    • Poplar (Out-Relief).

      6 speeches

      76. asked the Minister of Health if he has advanced any funds to the Poplar Board of Guardians or guaranteed any overdraft on their behalf during the last month which will enable them to pay...

      Benefits.

      2 speeches

      (by Private Notice) asked the Minister of Labour whether, and upon what ground, a new Regulation is being issued to govern payments to unemployed men and women, which states that unless an...

      Wireless Broadcasting.

      7 speeches

      Colonel NEWMAN: 71. asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that the patents for the manufacture of receiving sets for wireless telephony are in Great Britain in the possession of the...

      Condensed Milk.

      2 speeches

      Mr. DOYLE: 77. asked the Minister of Health whether, seeing that under existing powers he is not able to alter the present statutory requirements that condensed separated milk must be labelled...

      Air Service to India.

      2 speeches

      Mr. MALONE: 80. asked the Secretary of State for Air whether the Civil Aviation Advisory Board has yet rendered their Report on the question of the air service to India; and, if so, when will it...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Irelaand.

    • Royal Irish Constabulary (J. Freeman).

      2 speeches

      81. asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether he is aware that ex-Sergeant John Freeman, Royal Irish Constabulary, was disbanded in April last; that he received two months' pension for April...

    • Ulster Special Constables (Glenties).

      2 speeches

      78. asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies since what date Glenties, county Donegal, has been occupied by Free State troops; if any of the Ulster special constables recently released were...

      Edinburgh Castle (Garrison).

      6 speeches

      82. asked the Secretary of State for War whether the troops have recently been removed from Edinburgh Castle; whether it is intended in future to have a small garrison there; and, if not, what is...

      Cattle (Slaughter).

      11 speeches

      83. asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he can see his way to reconsider the methods at present adopted for slaughtering beasts for food, in view of the suffering which...

      Economy (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill.

      2 speeches

      86. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he expects to get the completion of the Committee stage of the Economy (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill before the House rises in August?

      National Debt.

      2 speeches

      88. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he can state what proportion of the National War Debt of £7,000,000,000 is lied by financial corporations and banks, the mercantile community,...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Peace Treaties.

    • German Reparation Payments.

      4 speeches

      29. asked the Prime Minister what is the total sum (British currency value) which has been paid by Germany to this country since the Treaty of Versailles; and what is the total cost incurred by...

    • Austria (Allied Liens Released).

      2 speeches

      Colonel NEWMAN: 30. asked the Prime Minister which are the Allied Powers who have so far refused to release their liens or: Austrian assets, and which are the Allied Powers that have done so; and...

      Bankers' Conference.

      8 speeches

      Colonel NEWMAN: 31. asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the fact that the recent international conference of bankers was abortive owing to the atmosphere at the Conference of Genoa and...

      GRÆCo-Bulgarian Migration.

      2 speeches

      32. asked the Prime Minister whether he can give the House any information as to the working of the mixed Commission for Græco-Bulgarian migration established by the Convention signed at...

      France (Debt to Great Britain).

      4 speeches

      42. asked the Prime Minister whether His Majesty's Government has made an offer to the Government of the French Republic under which France is to be excused her debt to this country on the...

      Moratorium, Germany.

      4 speeches

      Lieut.-Colonel MURRAY: 43. asked the Prime Minister whether he has any information to give to the House with regard to the suggestions that have been made as to a moratorium to Germany and the...

      Bulgaria (Frontiers).

      2 speeches

      57. asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether Bulgaria has demanded an international inquiry into the condition of her Greek, Jugo-Slav, and Rumanian frontiers; and if, in...

      Clasps (War Service).

      4 speeches

      37. asked the Prime Minister whether his attention has been drawn to the fact that all work in connection with the issue of clasps for service in the late War to those entitled to them in the...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Rent Restrictions Act.

    • Committee of Inquiry.

      8 speeches

      38. asked the Prime Minister whether the Committee to deal with questions arising under the Rent Restrictions Act has yet been constituted; and, if so, whether he will state the names of the...

    • Foreign Office.

      6 speeches

      55. asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what saving it has been expected to effect during the current financial year in the item of £175,000 for telegrams?

      Drifter "blue Sky "(Loss).

      4 speeches

      75. asked the. Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty whether the Admiralty have now any further information as to the loss of His Majesty's Drifter "Blue Sky," last heard of on 13th June; why...

  • Business of the House.

    11 speeches

    May I ask the Leader of the House what Business will be taken to-night in the event of the Resolution on the Canadian Cattle Embargo being disposed of before Eleven o'Clock?

  • Bills Presented.

    • Universities of Oxford and Cambridge Bill,

      "to make further provision with respect to the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge and the colleges therein," presented by Mr. FISHER; supported by Mr. Austen Chamberlain and Mr. Baldwin, to be...

    • Rabbits Bill,

      "to enable local authorities in certain cases to provide for the destruction of rabbits," presented by Sir ARTHUR BOSCAWEN; to be read a Second time To-morrow, and to be printed. [Bill 209.]

      Estimates.

      Fourth Report from the Select Committee, with Minutes of Evidence and Appendices, brought up, and read.

  • Message from the Lords.

    That they have agreed to— Public Works Loans Bill, without Amendment.National Health Insurance Bill,Bristol Tramways Bill,South Staffordshire Water Bill, with Amendments.

  • Orders of the Day — Canadian Cattle Embargo.

    70 speeches

    I beg to move, That this House is of opinion that the time has arrived when the embargo on the importation of Canadian cattle should be removed. After a very considerable delay, the House has now...

  • War Services Canteens (Disposal of Surplus) Bill.

    Read the Third time, and passed.

  • REPRESENTATION OF THE PEOPLE (No. 4) BILL.

    Read the Third time, and passed.

  • CELLULOID AND CINEMATOGRAPH FILM BILL [Lords].

    Read the Third time, and passed, with Amendments.

  • Air Expenditure, 1920–21.

    Resolved, That this House will Tomorrow resolve itself into a Committee to consider the surpluses and deficits upon Air Grants for 1920–21, and the application of surpluses to meet...

    • Adjournment.

      Resolved, "That this House do now adjourn."—[Colonel Leslie Wilson.]

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